Cigar News: Altidas USA Brings Back a Taste of Vintage Caribbean Culture With TRINIDAD ESPIRITU

Altadis U.S.A., has announced the introduction of the Trinidad Espiritu for June 2019. This Trinidad Espiritu is the result of a collaboration with tobacco prodigy A.J. Fernandez and Tabacalera USA. As part of the roll out, which will be before this years IPCPR, the company will deliver adult cigar connoisseurs the spirit of vintage Latin Caribbean culture through a series of special events nationwide.

Trinidad Espiritu
Trinidad Espiritu

In the words of Brad Winstead, Altadis’ head of consumer marketing:

“The original Trinidad cigar brand was used exclusively for dignitaries and diplomats as gifts. Fifty years later, we’re celebrating the venerable brand’s half-century anniversary by taking adult smokers back to the late 60s-early 70s era — which many consider the “Golden Years” of cigars.”

Brad Winstead – Altidas USA

The Trinidad Espiritu is described by Altidas, as a medium to full-bodied Nicaraguan puro, created by none other than A.J. Fernandez. The company chose Fernandez for this project not only because he is a renowned cigar blender and farmer, but because his tobacco fermentation methods and cigar making have stayed consistent with the methods his grandfather and father used. The company notes this was the perfect choice to recreate and memorialize the history of cigars.

In today’s press release, brand manager, Eddy Guerra stated:

“The Trinidad Espiritu, is an amazingly complex, yet balanced cigar that embodies vintage Caribbean culture. This release will be an experience, as we will hold a nationwide tour of events, featuring vintage Latin Caribbean music, classic cocktails, domino tournaments and much more.

This will be an all encompassing experience that will go hand in hand with a cigar we are so very proud of. Our kick-off event will be in Miami in June. Details of this and other upcoming events will be out soon.”

Eddy Guerra – Altidas USA

The Trinidad Espiritu will be expressed in five vitolas in mid to late June:

  • Robusto (5 x 52)
  • Toro (6 x 52)
  • Belicoso (6 1/8 x 52)
  • Magnum (6 x 60)
  • Fundador (7 1/2 x 40) Only available at official Trinidad Espiritu events.

Nationwide Events

The nationwide series of events will center around a complete conversion of each venue to the Latin Caribbean of yesteryear through décor, music, vintage uniformed bartenders, cocktails and more. A special edition Trinidad “Fundador” lancero 40 X 7 1/2 will also be available as an event exclusive. The vintage Latin Caribbean music play list that will be used for the events is now available on Spotify at

When it is all said and done, Rafael Nodal, head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA declared:

“It has been an honor pay tribute to our Latin Caribbean heritage and to work closely with Master Blender A.J. Fernandez on this project. The Trinidad Espiritu is a cigar to please the palate and speak to your soul. This is a celebration of tobacco, music and all things Latin Caribbean.”

Rafael Nodal – Tabacalera USA
Trinidad Espiritu
Trinidad Espiritu

About Altadis U.S.A.

Altadis U.S.A. has been crafting fine premium cigars since 1918 and is responsible for many of the world’s most renowned brands, including Henry Clay, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann and Trinidad. If you have ever enjoyed a premium cigar, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed a cigar crafted by Altadis U.S.A. Visit for more information.

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